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Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
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Mizshelli
Aug 15, 2016 1:34 PM CST
Hey everyone. So we got a lot of rain the other day--2 1/2 inches--and a bunch of my tomatoes split and need to be used right away. What ideas do you have for using them besides canning or pasta sauce? Recipes would be great; all I ever do with them is put them on salads and can them for pasta sauce...... Thank you in advance!
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Is treise an dúchas ná an oiliúint.
(Nature is stronger than nurture)
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 15, 2016 2:12 PM CST
A lovely harvest. You could always make sauce or salsa and freeze it.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 15, 2016 2:16 PM CST
Hi Michelle,
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Name: Thomas
Deep East Texas (Zone 8a)
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Thomas75
Aug 15, 2016 3:30 PM CST
Mizshelli said:Hey everyone. So we got a lot of rain the other day--2 1/2 inches--and a bunch of my tomatoes split and need to be used right away. What ideas do you have for using them besides canning or pasta sauce? Recipes would be great; all I ever do with them is put them on salads and can them for pasta sauce...... Thank you in advance!
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Hi Michelle,

I make a lot of tomato juice from extra tomatoes and a bit "over" ripe works great. It will last a long time in the icebox in a pitcher. I love a cold glass of tomato juice by itself or as a mixer. Thumbs up
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 15, 2016 3:56 PM CST
We also enjoy open face toasted tomato and cheese sandwiches for dinner when we have lots of ripe ones. Just put mayo on bread, slice tomatoes to cover the bread, put cheese on the top and put them in a convection or toaster oven. Yummy. Sometimes I blot the tomato slices with a paper towel if they're really juicy just to keep the sandwich from being soggy.
Elaine

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 15, 2016 4:13 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:We also enjoy open face toasted tomato and cheese sandwiches for dinner when we have lots of ripe ones. Just put mayo on bread, slice tomatoes to cover the bread, put cheese on the top and put them in a convection or toaster oven. Yummy. Sometimes I blot the tomato slices with a paper towel if they're really juicy just to keep the sandwich from being soggy.


Sounds delicious. I will have to try that! Thumbs up
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 15, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Now I'm craving one, and I don't have any tomatoes. C'est la vie.
Elaine

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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Aug 15, 2016 7:52 PM CST
If they are reasonably meaty, roast them. Saute them in a bit of oil.
Have Creole for supper, squash, onions, tomatoes and sausage, over rice even, can add peppers, eggplant, yummm
kitt
OH (Zone 5a)
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Pandora
Aug 16, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Nice tomatoes.
How about bruschetta? Just had last night.

I make a version of V-8 in blender, sometimes call it V-6 or 7 depending on how many ingredients. If too much to drink immediately, I freeze in Tupperware squares. After they are frozen cubes, can run quickly under water to release from Tupperware and put frozen cube in zip lock bag or seal-a-meal bag and put back in freezer.

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